2018 Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering Pow Wow
All are welcome at the annual Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering Pow Wow on December 7-9, 2018 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. Native American culture will come alive with Native American song and dance at the festive Winter Gathering POW WOW presented by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians December 8-10 at the Spotlight 29 Casino Spotlight Showroom. Admission is free.
Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering Pow Wow
Join Native Americans from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico as they attend the gathering for a spectacular display of traditional handmade regalia, dancing, songs, arts, crafts and food. The Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering POW WOW provides a great opportunity for people of all ages to participate in a memorable cultural event filled with Native American tradition and heritage.
The Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering POW WOW brings multiple tribes together to compete in various dance and drum contests. Guests will see dancers in the “tiny tots” group (6 years and under), up to the “golden age” group, which will feature both men and women ages 65 and older. Cash prizes are awarded to the top performers in every category. Special performances include the Ironman Fancy, as well as the Men and Women’s Team Dance.
Public Welcome – FREE ADMISSION
Grand Entry Times:
Friday 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.
A highlight of the Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering POW WOW is the Grand Entry that begins each dance session, where all of the tribal dancers enter the Spotlight Showroom in a procession. Grand Entry times are Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Guests can also enjoy delicious food, including authentic recipes like Native American Fry Bread and Indian Tacos. A variety of vendors will be on hand selling items such as Native American jewelry, Native American artwork as well as clothing and apparel, pottery, and traditional dream catchers.
Pow Wow Head Staff
Host Drum: Mo-Town
Emcee: Juaquin Hamilton
Arena Director: Randy Paskemin
Head Drum Judge: Michael Roberts
Head Dance Judge: Mike Mirelez
Head Bird Singer: Christina Johnson
Tabulator: Mariea Jones
Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering Pow Wow Mini-Gallery
Drum Contest: Northern & Southern Contests
1st $4000 2nd $2500 3rd $1500 4th $1000
Host Drum will not be entered in contest.
Point system in effect for dance and drum contest starting Friday.
Dance Contests & Prizes
Men’s 18 to 44: $1000 $800 $600 $300
N. Traditional, S. Straight, Grass Northern Fancy, Southern Fancy, Chicken Dance
Women’s 18 to 44: $1000 $800 $600 $300
N. Traditional Buckskin, S. Traditional Buckskin, N. Traditional Cloth, S. Traditional Cloth, Jingle, Fancy Shawl
Senior Men’s 45 to 64: $1000 $800 $600 $300
N. Traditional, S. Straight (Grass and Fancy Combined)
Senior Women’s 45 to 64: $1000 $800 $600 $300
N. Traditional, S. Traditional (Jingle and Fancy Shawl Combined)
Men’s Golden Age 65 & Up: $1000 $800 $600 $300
N. Traditional, S. Straight
Women’s Golden Age 65 & Up: $1000 $800 $600 $300
N. Traditional, S. Traditional
Teen Boys 13 to 17: $325 $225 $125 $100
N. Traditional, S. Straight, Grass, Fancy
Teen Girls 13 to 17: $325 $225 $125 $100
N. Traditional, S. Traditional, Jingle, Fancy Shawl
Junior Boys 7 to 12: $150 $100 $75 $50
(N. Traditional and S. Straight Combined) (Grass and Fancy Combined)
Junior Girls 7 to 12: $150 $100 $75 $50
(N. Traditional and S. Traditional Combined) (Jingle and Fancy Shawl Combined)
Tiny Tots 6 and under will have an exhibition dance
(Saturday both sessions and one on Sunday
Dance Specials: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes
Iron Man Fancy: $3000 – Must be 18 years old or older
Women’s Team: $4500 – Team Dance minimum of 3 dancers; 18 yrs & older
Men’s Team: $4500 – Team Dance minimum of 3 dancers; 18 yrs & older
Women’s Fancy Shawl Special: $2500
Men’s Northern Traditional Special: $2500
Teen Girls All Around Special: $1500
5-Person Hand Drum Special: $2000
Spotlight 29 Casino
46-200 Harrison Place
Coachella, CA 92236
For more information:
Pow Wow Committee 760-775-2080; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors: Earl Thomas 760-775-3239; Email email@example.com
This is a family friendly pow wow. No drugs or alcohol allowed.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering Pow Wow on the second weekend of December at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Twenty-Nine Palms, C